rule of decision
- It is an established principle such as a law, a recognized rule of law, a body of law, or a previous legal decision that serves as guidance in making a decision or ruling
- The court used the rule of decision from a prior case to guide their verdict.
- In assessing the dispute, the judge referred to the rule of decision to reach a resolution.
- The rule of decision helped the jury navigate the complexities of the law during the trial.